2013-2014 SEASON A spectacular array of national and international talent in a beautiful space where you can see and hear everything. www.thebarclay.org
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Casts the perfect spell over the audience!” - The New York Times
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WELCOME WELCOME TO IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE’S 2013-14 SEASON, the 24th. Soon enough you’ll be hearing the drums beating announcing our celebratory 25th. So, we’re starting now in this first program edition of the current season to bring to mind what’s special about the Barclay. Cheng Hall, the venue at the heart of the theatre complex, has proven itself to be a remarkably versatile auditorium and stage. Designed some 30 years ago by Larry Cannon of the notable San Francisco architectural firm, Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons, the building’s style has also endured nicely in an urban environment that has literally grown up around it.
photo by K. Gennaro Photography
However, what makes the Barclay truly special, we think, is the level of performance relative to the intimacy of the space. Throughout the previous seasons, whether presented by the Barclay itself or by a constituent organization, we have seen evenings of theater, dance, music and forms of entertainment that one would simply not expect to experience in such modest (I say modestly) surroundings. I’ll be writing about some of them in future editions of this publication. May we all have a great season!
Douglas C. Rankin President Irvine Barclay Theatre
Board of Directors CHAIR Jennifer Cheng Community Leader
VICE CHAIR Robert Farnsworth CEO Sonnet Technologies, Inc. Francisco J. Ayala Professor and National Medal of Science Laureate University of California, Irvine
Michael P. Clark Vice Provost University of California, Irvine
Joseph S. Lewis III Dean, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Mary Ann Gaido Community Leader
Patricia Murphy Hirata Partner McGladrey LLP
Michelle Grettenberg Assistant to the City Manager City of Irvine Michael Kerr Community Leader
Leason Pomeroy LP3 Architecture Mickie L. Shapiro Community Leader
Lynda Thomas Community Leader
EX OFFICIO Steven S. Choi, Ph.D. Mayor, City of Irvine Michael V. Drake, M.D. Chancellor, UCI
October 5, 2013 | Cheng Hall
Directed by Daniel Brière
Performed by William Bonnet
Original Performer/Idea Tobias Wegner
Animation Realized By Ingo Panke
Creative Producer Gregg Parks
Set and Lighting Design Flavia Hevia
Video Design Heiko Kalmbach
Costume Design Heather MacCrimmon
There will be no intermission.
LEO TRACK LIST Opening Music Last Chance to Dance Trance By Medeski, Martin and Wood Album: Friday Afternoon in the Universe
My Favourite Ballet Class Musical Preparation Given for This Track by Ballet Class Company Album: Ballet! Ballet Ballet ! La Primera Ballerina.
Raga Bairagi Todi Jod, Jhala by Ravi Shankar Record: Spirit of India
I’ve Got the World On a String Music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Ted Koehler (1932) performed by Frank Sinatra Record: The Rat Pack - The Ultimate Collection
Jukebox Music African Sky by African Drums Record: African Drums
Soukous by African Drums Record: African Drums
War Ensemble by Slayer Record: Soundtrack to the Apocalypse Francescamaria! by Panzeri, Rastelli & Schisa performed by Aldo Masseglia Record: The Music of Italy: Popular Music History 1920-1960 / Storia DellCanzone Italiana Vol.3 Funky Soul Brother by The Grits Record: The Grits
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Sous les Ponts de Paris Played by Kurt Larsen Album: La musette à la Kurt Larsen
Drawing Scene Symphony No.7 IN A, OP. 92 II Allegretto (extract) by Beethoven performed by Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Kurt Sanderling, 1981 Record: 100 Best Classics
Animation/Ocean Swan Lake Scène (Act II, No 10) by Tchaikovsky performed by London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn, 1976/1988 Record: 100 Best Classics Finale Giftshop by Larvae Record: Loss Leader
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE LAW OF GRAVITY WERE TO SUDDENLY CHANGE? LEO is a mind-bending, funny, surreal, and surprisingly touching work that challenges the senses and tests perceptions of reality through the clever interplay of live performance and video projection. LEO leaves audience members wondering which way is up and which way is down. Directed by the Montréal actor and director Daniel Briére, and based on an original idea by the multi-talented performer Tobias Wegner, LEO has won several major awards including the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the Three Weeks Editors Award, the Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and more recently, the John Chataway Award for Innovation at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival. LEO has dazzled audiences and critics from New York to Berlin, from Melbourne to Hong Kong with stops in Montréal, Moscow and London along the way. LEO is now touring in countries all around the world. PERFORMER
William Bonnet, born in Avignon, France, took his first steps in the circus world with the French company Couleurs Mécaniques. He toured throughout Europe with the company for 6 months. Afterwards, he attended the Ècole de Cirque de Lomme near Lille, where he specialised in aerial acrobatics on the aerial straps. He eventually added various disciplines, such as hand-to-hand acrobatics, hip hop dance, floor acrobatics and clown performance, to his artistic repertoire at the National Circus School in Montréal, Canada. William is a true all-rounder whose skills were seen at the opening of the 30th Festival Mondial de Cirque de Demain in Paris and Montréal, and with many other companies and directors including Circle of Eleven, Franco Dragone and Les 7 doigts de la main / the 7 fingers. CREATIVE TEAM
Daniel Brière (Director). Actor, stage director and playwright, Daniel Brière is artistic director of the Montrèal-based NTE (Nouvelle Theatre Experimental), where he has been performing and creating new plays since 2003. As an actor, he has performed in many theatres in Canada and Europe since his graduation from the Conservatoire. On television, he was seen in Caméra café and in Les Parents, the popular family comedy on CBC. On the big screen, his performances have included parts in Le déclin de l’empire américain, La moitié gauche du frigo, Gaz Bar Blues and C’est pas moi je le jure, presented at several film festivals. Daniel has directed some twenty plays, including Bashir Lazhar and La Fin. Tobias Wegner (Original Performer /Original Idea) completed his acrobatic training at the Belgium University of Contemporary Circus Arts (E.S.A.C.) in Brussels. His professional career has taken him to, among other places, Brazil, Spain, and India. He has also performed at the Southbank Centre (London), the Théâtre de la
Cité Internationale (Paris), the Schauspiel Frankfurt, and the Staatsoper unter den Linden (Berlin). Tobias won the European competition, Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe, with the project AIUAIO and his own company of the same name. Gregg Parks (Creative Producer) toured the world as an onstage performer and gradually became fascinated with production and its limitless possibilities. It was a natural evolution to withdraw from the spotlight and continue creating theater from behind the scenes. Gregg was production/tour manager for the Canadian circus company The 7 Fingers engagement at the Chamäleon Theatre in Berlin. Gregg was the creative producer for LEO, having played a key role in the success of the new circus productions Soap! The Show, myLIFE, and VERSUS. Flavia Hevia (Set and Lighting Designer) is a visual artist and a set and lighting designer for theater. Her visual art and designs have been seen around the world. Flavia’s theater design work provides the platform for TRACES for Les 7 doigts de la main (The 7 Fingers) and LEO, among many others. Flavia recently established Anonimato, an emerging multidisciplinary puppet company.
Heiko Kalmbach (Video Designer) studied theater in Germany and film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His films have screened internationally at such festivals as Berlinale. He is a co-founder of the Berlin and NYbased performance group Naturaleza Humana. His work as a theater director, projection designer and video artist has been presented in Europe, North America and India. Ingo Panke (Animation) studied at the Konrad Wolf Academy of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. He has created award-winning animated films, computer game designs and illustrations for leading companies in the motion picture, marketing and video game industries. Heather MacCrimmon (Costume Designer) is a costume designer formerly based in Toronto and now dividing her time between Germany and Canada. She has worked in film, television and theater, with a focus on costuming contemporary dance.
LEO is represented by: James Weiner BoatRockerEntertainment LLC 240 W. 44 St, New York, NY 10036 Phone: (646) 220-6730 Production Y2D Productions (Montréal) in association with Chamäleon Productions (Berlin)
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to tonight’s sponsors Last season, many of Irvine Barclay Theatre’s patrons added donations to their ticket purchases, ranging from $1 to $100 and more, with most falling in the $1 to $25 range. Collectively, these gifts totaled over $10,000 dollars, which is enough to underwrite a whole performance! To recognize this accomplishment, we are recognizing the following supporters as sponsors of tonight’s performance of LEO. We thank these donors for their generosity and remind all our patrons that every donation dollar really does count! Anonymous Theresa Abbene-Ingino Kristen Acuna Tricia Adamson Mexilan Aguirre-Munoz Jeffrey Albaugh Alison Aldrich Edwin Alexander Ann Allen Brandon Allshouse Sandra Alvarez Cindy Anderson Fe Anoinamurray Rie Araki Scott Arbuckle Kathleen Arch Kurt Arnold Sam Arrietta Lorien Arthur Judith Ashby Suzanne Ashizawa Kathryn Atkins Robert Atkinson Christine Baer-Smith Viki Barie Shannon Barisoff Phillip Battle Babak Bazargan Joni Bearden
Melissa Beck Daniel Benjamin Robert Bentley Stephanie Bentley Matthew Berry Monica Berry Scott Berry Richard Bertino Clark Bevans Shaileshkumar Bhatt Stacy Bierlein Susan and Steven Bierlich Kristina Bijelic Darci Bodin Lourdes Bonner Suzanne Boras Lupe Borboa Barbara Bowie Kathleen Bozorgi Nicole Brennan Taylor Brewer Kosta Brillakis Elisabeth Brown Randall and Andrea Brown Mary Ann & Juan Bruce Gwen Brust Suzanne Bucaro Thomas Buckland
Julie Burch Linda and Roland Bye Terrence Cahill Michael Calvo Terry Campbell Robin Canada Mark Caraccio Teresa Cardenas Margit Carlson David Carrillo Candice Weining Carroll Julie Carson Jozabeth Casillas Terry Causey Laura Cervantes Lori Champagne Chris Chapin Kathleen Chen Margaret Choe Sandra Chu Timothy Chung Judith Clark Patricia Clarke Michelle Clowe Robert Coffee Judith Cole Joseph L. & Kathleen Y. Coleman Kimberly Conroy
Edward Contreras Stacia Counelis Gracia Covarrubias Mitsuru Creamer Gina Crespel Cristi Cristich Karen Crum Joan Curtis John Daniel Frank Daniels Doreen Dann Mary Darbinian Carol Daus Marlys Davidson Christy Davis Kerry De Raad Terry Deacon Gwen Dean Danny Debaca Joseph Degraff Stephanie Del Rosario Annee Della Donna Brooke Denniston Kenneth Denton Mary Depaoli Kevin Deschler Christina Di Sano Laurie Diangson Diane Dixon
Jovito Dizon III Trung Do Gonzalo Doffo Lisa Dombroske Carrie Donohue Kathleen Dos Santos Heidi Draper Matthew Draper Don and Linda Dressler Roger du Plessis Jacolyn Dudley D. Michael Duggan John Dzialo Homa Ebrahimi Reija Eden Monica Edgerton Sonja Edinger Melody Eomurian Linda and Richard Erickson Mayela Espinosa Carol Evans Lorraine Evans Rodolfo Fajardo William Fassl Nasser and Zahra Fathi Natalie Fears Erin Fellows Julie Ferenci
Christophe Ferrando Sandra Findly Mitchell Folsom Kathleen Forster John Fox Roberta Fox Mark A. Franzen David Freeman Wade Friedrichs Lisa Friend Roya Fritts Suzanne Frost Jennifer Fruta Heather Fuller Charles Galanti Fabiola Gallardo Oscar Gallo Kimberly Garcia Tetyana Gates Victoria Gaytan Mendez Dana Genova Supriya Ghorpadkar Charles Gibney Jeffrey Gill Tom Gilles Sylvia Glover Gilbert Gluck Mohsen Gol Shiri Esfahani Ricardo Gonsalves Eric Gonzalez Joshua Gonzalez Viridiana Gonzalez Michael Gorby Cebra Graves Jeff Guell Sonia Guerrero Kagan Monica Guillena Mercedes Guilliaum Louise and Thomas Gustafson Christy Haley Julie Hamari Rimoun Hanna Steven Hart Mary and Tim Harward Minako Hashimoto Brian Hatzkilson Aidan Hay Sabrina Hayes Kevin Heckemeyer Barbara Helton Lois Hemingway Daniel Herman Tom Hernandez David Hill Emory Hillman Kathryn Hobcraft Glen Holland Grace Holland Holland Holzer Martha Hood Yvonne Hoover Mark Hordyk Michael Hornyak April Hoskins Janet Hryniewicki Yonghong Hu Joseph Hubbard Dana Huff Bridget Huffer Nanette Hull Brittany Hyland Christopher Ibarra Lygicz Ibarra Cardenas Robert Ingold Takahiro and Mie Inoue Thomas Ishibashi Yimin Jiang Daniel Jimenez
Lori Johnstone Linda Joplin Peg Jordan Filipinas Joven Nader Kalantari Michelle Katz Tom Kawai Julia Keister James Kelly David Kennedy Maki Kimbara Kathy Kinnick Jeanette Knobbe Nancy Koch Gayle Kookootsedes Irina Krapf Robert Krattli Kerry Krisher Connor Kruse Minoru Kubota Sachiko Kurihara Robert and Grace Kwan Rosa Kwong Sarah and Jean-Pierre Lafare Michael Laffoon Val Laird Baker Jeanne Lamar Ed Lamphier Teresa Lang David and Deanna Langston John Lasso Ned Lazaro Alexandra Lee Carter Lee Shelly Leeson Kenneth Leever Stephen Leidner Judith Lemaster Ruth Leonard Alla Liberstein Michael Liff Christopher Lim Shenna Lin Roxanna Lindemann Amy Lindsay Monica Lingard Aurora Linthurst Priscilla Lloyd Leslie Lock Mrs. Gail M. Loeschhorn Elizabeth Lopez Jennifer Lopez Karla Lopez Kirsten Lorenzen Robert Loucks Dana Lovato Janet Love Terry Loveless Yi Lu Richard Lull Julia Lupton Jennifer Lyson Geoff Maddocks John Makinson Anne Mallari Daniel Marchese Wendy Marine Mona Marley Dick and Judy Martin Amy Martinez George Matacek Mr. and Mrs. Duane Mauzey Elizabeth McClure Grace McConomy Teresa McEwan Monnie McGaffigan Caroline McGah Cecilia McLaughlin
Althea McMurrian Howard McNeill Paul McReynolds James McRoberts Denise Meeks Karineh Megerdichian Nancy Melucci Luis Meza-Angulo Kristina Michaelis Debora Michel Nolan Migdat Alice Miguel Angela and Nick Miller Gary Miller Gabriella Miotto Thomas Moffett Roya Moghaddam Zahra Mohammadzadeh Ehsan Montazeri Pour Juan Montes Wilson Montevilla Lydia Moore John Mora Steve Moraga Joel Moreno Mr. and Mrs. Sayantani Mukherjee Ildiko Mummert Kelsie Munnings Judith Murphy Fe Murray John and Marjorie Murray J. Michael Myers Trang N Atsushi Nakagawa Bruce Nelson Jason Neumann Victor Nevarez Michelle New Bruce Newhall John Newton Sattar Nezafati Nancy Nghia Joan Ngo Brian Nguyen Phuong Nguyen Tom Nguyen Dzmitry Nikalaichyk Mike Noggle Kana Nomura Christine Novakovich Bonnie Nowak Fionna Nyoto Kevin Oermann Angela Oh David Olinger Elizabeth Olivet Marisa Orozco Ginger Osborne Fabiana Owens Randi Parreco Sam Parsi Paulette Parsons Jeffrey Paskil Nicholas Passavanti Kathleen Patterson Evelina Pentcheva Ray and Montel Pentz David Perry Linda Peterson Svetlin Petrov Susan Philips Patricia Phillips Bonnie Philpott Patricia Pierson Ann Piper Michelle Pompa Justin Ponsor
Helga Pralle Don Price Joey Pulido Natalie Punto Toni Purvis Christopher Quinley Tooraj Rajabioun Mary Lynn Rallis Estrella Ramirez Salvador Ramirez Abba Ramsaran Janice Ramsay Christopher and Lynne Ramsey Richard Rapp Jill Rathbone Pamela Reed Robert Reeves Kameel Renner Robert Richardson Claudia Ried Mary Rios Diana Rivera Robert Rivera Nikki Robinson Moises Robles Christopher Rochlen Thomas Roddel Saul and Sara Rodelo Cecilia Rodriguez Jenny Roh Lynne Romano Allen Ronk David Rooney Christine Ruocco Gregory Ruth Kristen Saad Javad Saam Aliza Sable Sharon Sadlon Pablo Salaberriborda Mrs. Joshua Salazar Theresa Salazar Ernesto Saldivar Mikeberti Sanatkar Mr. Martin Goldin Santangelo Tamara Scharf John Schauer Holly Scheaffer Holly Scheall-Mehling Linda Schmenk Sandra Schmitt Jack and Katharine Schoellerman Cathy Schreiner Stephanie Schwartz Suzanne Searles John Serrano Andrew Seto Eldon Sextro Beth Shannon Johanna Shapiro Bahman Sharifi Anna Marie Sharkany Satyajot Sharma Jeffrey Shaw Erica and Jerome Sheehy Murray Sherman Masoud Shirazian Heather Siegel Ralph Siemion David Singer L.E. Smith Margo Smith Carolina Soriano Lorie Sousa Laurence Spang Shane Spellman
Laura Stearns Richard and Alison Stein Christine Stephenson Hugh Stevenson and Jan Burns Nc Stipe Sandra Stipinas Tricia Stoll Miwa Sugi Richard and Jane Sungaila Jennifer Szabo Ahmad and Carolyn Tajik Gina Talamante Nicole Tangen Chris Teshirogi Laura Thomas Josephine Thompson Kim Thornton Vivek Thyagarajan Michelle Timothy Karen and Joseph Tison Stephen Titus Pamela Tonge Christin Torres Seth Tossell Nga Tran Phong Tran Rumyana Trencheva Deanna Trento Dinh Trinh Mel Tubbs Maria Valenzuela Loretta Van Der Pol Cyndi Van Meter James Vanar Angela Vanderburgh Joanna Velasquez Lawrence Velasquez Martin Ventress John Vianna Ernesto and Ines Vicente Bridget Vigneault Hillary Villareal Blair and Theresa Walker Kendall Waller Rebecca and Martin Ward Kay Warren Kristin Wat Scarlett Waterson Anna Wayne Lisa and Kipton Wells Sally Werlin Collin West Pamela Wheeler Max Whitaker Aline White Judith Whitehouse Pamitha Wickramasinghe Lisa Wieske Rita Wignall Lori Wilkerson Aimee Williams Catherine Winans Charles Wisdom Lynn Wiser Cameron Wood Patricia Woolever Sheron Wray Monica Wright Mary Xavier Yanan Xu Abder Yacoby Michael and Yoshi Yamamoto Jolene A. Yee Nicole Young Ron Young Xiaofan Yuan Margaret Zavala Xihong Zhai
SALZBURG MARIONETTE 10/27 THEATRE October 27, 2013 | Cheng Hall
THE MAGIC FLUTE Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) Duration: 60 minutes – No Intermission
Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Recording Deutsche Grammophon
Libretto Emanuel Schikaneder
Production Géza Rech
Orchestra RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Costumes Friedl Aicher
Choir RIAS-Kammerchor / Berliner Motettenchor Conductor Ferenc Fricsay
Set Design Günther Schneider-Siemssen Actors: Friedl Aicher, Eva Arier, Hannelore Palm, Herta Weber, Karl Blühm, Bert Oberdorfer, Herbert Propst, Geza Rech, Franz Wyzner
ROLE SINGER Sarastro Josef Greindl Queen of the Night Rita Streich Pamina Maria Stader Tamino Ernst Häfliger Papageno Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Papagena Lisa Otto Speaker Kim Borg Monostatos Martin Vantin Three Ladies Marianne Schech / Liselotte Losch / Margarete Klose Three Boys Margot Guillaume / Maria Reith / Diana Eustrati Two Armoured Men Howard Vandenburg / Kim Borg 6 | IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE
PUPPETEERS Vladimir Fediakov Vladimir Fediakov Elfriede Grill / Ursula Winzer Heide Hölzl / Philippe Brunner Michaela Obermayr / Eva Wiener Heide Hölzl / Philippe Brunner Pierre Droin Pierre Droin/ Emanuel Paulus Eva Wiener / Elfriede Grill / Michaela Obermayr / Ursula Winzer / Vladimir Fediakov / Edouard Funck Philippe Brunner / Vladimir Fediakov / Edouard Funck Vladimir Fediakov / Edouard Funck
SYNOPSIS Act I Sarastro, High Priest of Isis, has abducted Pamina in order to remove her from the evil influence of her mother, the Queen of the Night. The young prince Tamino has strayed into the Queen’s realm while hunting; she prevails upon him to rescue Pamina, whose portrait has kindled his love. He is given a magic flute for protection on the way. The bird-catcher, Papageno, who will be his companion, receives a magic chime of bells. In Sarastro’s palace, Pamina is being importuned by the Moor Monostatos, captain of the guard. Papageno is the first to enter the palace; he finds Pamina, and together they go in search of Tamino, who has been guided to the palace by the Three Boys. Discovering that Sarastro, far from being a wicked magician, is the high priest in the Temple of Wisdom, Tamino is willing to undergo many trials in order to be admitted to the Temple and to win Pamina. He plays his flute in the hope that Papageno will reply; but only wild animals come. Attempting to escape, Papageno and Pamina are intercepted by Monostatos, who is subdued by the magic chimes. Sarastro appears with his attendants, making escape impossible. Monostatos drags in Tamino, and the lovers embrace. Pamina, Tamino and Papageno are taken into the Temple, where they are bound to silence.
Act II Sarastro announces to the assembled priests that Tamino has been chosen by the gods as Pamina’s consort, but must first gain admission to the Temple. Monostatos still has designs on Pamina. The Queen of the Night appears and urges her daughter to avenge her by killing Sarastro. When Pamina begs Sarastro to have mercy for her mother, he tells her that vengeful thoughts have no place in the Temple. Tamino endures all the trials with fortitude, even when Pamina believes he is rejecting her because he will not break his vow of silence. Together, Tamino and Pamina undergo the final trials of fire and water. Although Papageno has no taste for trials, in the end he is granted his Papagena. The Queen’s attempts to take vengeance on Sarastro through Monostatos (to whom she has promised her daughter as a reward) are in vain. Sarastro receives Tamino and Pamina, now united, into the circle of initiates. The sun’s rays drive away the night.
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THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG
THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG Music by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Duration: 75 minutes – No Intermission
premiered in co-operation with the Salzburg State Theatre in March 2012
Music Richard Wagner
Musical Concept Philippe Brunner
Conductor Sir Georg Solti
Marionette Players Heide Hölzl Michaela Obermayer Eva Wiener Ursula Winzer Philippe Brunner Edouard Funck Emanuel Paulus
Co-production Salzburg Marionette Theatre and Salzburg State Theatre Recording Wiener Philharmoniker Decca 1958-1964
Direction Carl Philip von Maldeghem Stage Direction Carl Philip von Maldeghem
Marionette and Set Design Christian Floeren Associate Direction Claudia Carus and Team
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Actors Christiani Wetter Yoann Moess
Lighting Design Eduard Stipsits
Sound Design and Light Operator Gerhard Schönberger
Stage Coordinator Pierre Droin
For generations audiences have cherished performances by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, founded in 1913 by sculptor Anton Aicher. A large theatre with “small actors,” the Salzburg Marionettes have charmed countless children and adults over the last century earning a celebrated reputation throughout the world. The company is known for its diverse repertoire, but its fame lies in its recreations of beloved operas performed to recordings by the world’s finest orchestras and singers. For the first time in its 100-year history, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre takes on the works of Richard Wagner. Ring of the Nibelung condenses Wagner’s epic into an absorbing 75-minute performance. This shortened version of Wagner’s famed operas presents the bestknown scenes of all four operas in the cycle through the unrivaled puppetry of the Salzburg Marionettes. Loge, the fire god, narrates the story of The Ring and guides the audience through the plot’s twists and turns with the comic help of a dwarf named Alberich. Enjoyed by beginners and young audiences, as well as opera aficionados, the show features Sir Georg Solti’s acclaimed recordings of the operas. SYNOPSIS
The story starts on the banks of the River Rhine. Following Alberich’s playful game with the Rhinemaidens, he steals the maiden’s magical Rhinegold and makes the Ring, a ring that grants its owner the right to rule the world. Along come the giants, Fafner and Fasolt; they fight, but Alberich loses the Ring to the giants. The scene ends with the gods revealing the newly-built Valhalla. Next, young Siegmund pulls the sword from the oak, takes a wild ride with the Valkyries, and witnesses Wotan’s tender farewell to his beloved daughter, Brünnhilde. Brünnhilde has earned the wrath of the gods and is put under a spell. Encased by a ring of fire, she sleeps until she can be rescued by a hero that can pierce the flames. Many years later... Siegmund is forging a new sword. He is on a quest to kill the dragon, take the Ring, and awaken the sleeping Brünnhilde in the ring of fire. Siegmund is succesful in his quest and gives the Ring to his love, Brünnhilde, for safe-keeping. All kind of trickery and subterfuge result in the Ring being again stolen by Siegfried. Hagen, in search of the Ring, tricks Brünnhilde and uses the information to kill Siegmund. Brünnhilde redeems herself by riding into Siegmund’s funeral pyre, honoring their love. As the story ends, the Rhine floods again, giving the Ring back to the Rhinemaidens. Salzburg Marionette Theatre is represented by: Kate Barnes Melvin Kaplan, Inc 115 College Street Burlington, VT 05401 Phone: (802) 658-2592
For Your Information Ticket Services Order online 24/7 at www.thebarclay.org or www.facebook.com/IrvineBarclay/events
Call the Box Office at (949) 854-4646 Monday through Friday from 10am until 6pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4pm. On days of a performance, the Box Office remains open through intermission. MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover accepted. Late Seating To prevent disruption of a performance in progress, patrons who have not entered the theatre when the performance begins may be asked to wait in the lobby until there is a suitable interval.
Ushers Ushers are located at each auditorium entrance and at designated stations in the lobby. Please consult an usher if you need assistance. If you are interested in joining the usher staff, please contact the Patron Services Manager at: (949) 854-4193; Main@thebarclay.org. Public Parking Parking is provided for a fee in the structure located at the corner of West Peltason and Campus Drive.
Restrooms Restrooms are located on the main lobby level near the box office. Drinking fountains are located on either side of the main lobby staircase and on the second level.
Listening Devices Listening devices for amplifying stage sound are available at the concessions bar free of charge.
Cellular Phones, Beepers, Watch Alarms As a courtesy to all patrons, please turn these units to off or non-audible before the performance begins. Cameras and Recording Equipment The taking of photographs and use of any mechanical or digital recording devices are strictly prohibited.
Children Children are welcome. However, not all events are appropriate for small children. A paid ticket is required for everyone entering the theatre, including infants and children. The box office can provide advice regarding an event’s suitability.
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Staff Douglas C. Rankin, President Ginny W. Hayward, Assistant to the President
Christopher Burrill, General Manager Julia Foster, Chief Development Officer Karen Drews Hanlon, Director of Communications Gary Payne, Director of Finance
Jeff Stamper, Production Manager Becca Duhaime, Associate Production Manager Luanne Bauer, Box Office Manager Brianna Sparks, Assistant Box Office Manager Ryan Main, Patron Services Manager Nathan Dwyer, Bar Manager Helena Danovich, Marketing Assistant Ingrid Strayer, Finance Assistant IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE | 9
Annual Fund for
Irvine Barclay Theatre gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of our donors who help support the “big talent” in our “small hall.” Gifts to the Annual Fund for Excellence assist the Barclay in presenting an international roster of performers while keeping tickets reasonably priced. They also support our ArtsReach programs provided to the schools at little or no cost and “family-friendly” programming on stage. The Barclay’s mission also embraces making its beautiful facilities available to diverse community organizations, UCI, and other educational institutions. Thank you to all of our generous donors listed here for their contributions during the previous 12 months! If you would like to join the ranks of those who make it all possible at the Barclay, you may make a donation online at www.thebarclay.org or call (949) 854-4607. BRAVO BARCLAY PRESENTING SPONSOR $10,000 AND ABOVE
Drs. Francisco & Hana Ayala* The Cheng Family Foundation* Bobbi Cox* Donor Advised Fund of the Orange County Community Foundation* Anne C. Earhart* Haskell & White, LLP Patricia Murphy Hirata & Gerry Hirata Kari & Michael Kerr* Pacific Life Foundation Sonnet Technologies, Inc.* Elizabeth R. Steele Trisha Steele Lynda Thomas
BRAVO BARCLAY PARTNER $5,000 - $9,999
Anonymous New England Foundation for the Arts* Salwa & Sabri Rizkalla Michelle Rohé William Gillespie Foundation
City of Irvine University of California, Irvine
* Denotes a member of Movementum, the Barclay’s dance support group.
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BRAVO BARCLAY BENEFACTOR $2,500 - $4,999
Karen McCulley Albert & Tricia Nichols Fund Richard & Ann Sim Simon Foundation for Education and Housing Linda I. Smith Foundation Diane Stovall Alan & Barbara Wiener*
BRAVO BARCLAY PATRON $1,000 - $2,499
Anonymous James & Elaine Alexiou Rick & Wendy Aversano The Beall Family Foundation Chinese American Friends Samuel & Pamela Goldstein The Human Kind Philanthropic Fund Barbara Klein Helen & Fritz Lin Janie Merkle Michael & Nancy Meyer Carl & Pat Neisser Peter & Alexandra Neptune Joy L. Owens William & Janice Parker Edward Pope & Antoinette Olivera Barbara Roberts Rohl LLC – Kenneth & Amber Rohl Deborah & Frank Rugani Edward & Helen Shanbrom Family Fund
ENCORE CIRCLE ENTHUSIAST $250-$999
Hank Adler Richard Alexander John W. Ballantyne Robert & Delphi Ballinger Eve & Clarence Barker Pete & Barbara Bassi Tony Battaglia & Meredith Lee* Clifford Bernstein Conrad & Barbara Blackerby Chris & Lori Burrill Dean & Kaley Corey John Coyne Kenneth J. Craig, Jr. Rosemary Cumming Bob & Burnetta Denham Roger du Plessis Joel & Melanie Durst Rad & Toni Dwyer Carol Foster Mark A. Franzen Jeremy Freimund & Kathy Vickers Thelma Friedel Heather Fuller Galeos Cafe Lola Gershfeld Robert & Margaret Green Ranjan & Angela Gupta Mary & Tim Harward* Takahiro & Mie Inoue Michelle Johnson Henry & Donna Korn Beverly K. Langston Vickie & Richard Lee Phuong & Joseph Lewis III David Lieberman & Linda Timmons Molly Lynch & Alan Andrews Dick & Judy Martin* Mr. & Mrs. Mitsuhiko Nakano Ogilvie Family Robert Parker John & Charlene Pasko Rob & Randa Phair Helga Pralle Mary Lynn Rallis* Douglas C. Rankin Arnold & Nancy Raymon Dr. Stephen M. Rochford Alexis Self & Jim Hedgecock* Trudy Vermeer Selleck John Sorich John & Elizabeth Stahr
NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS INITIATIVE
As a partner in the annual National Choreographers Initiative, Irvine Barclay Theatre is also pleased to acknowledge all those who support this important contribution to American dance. Anonymous In Memory of Frank Lynch Betty B. Anderson Alan & Mary Andrews Betsy Andrews & Alex Moad Ballet Barres West William H. Bardens Victoria Barrett Fran Bass & Mark Ishimaro, MD Dr. Michael Bear Beau Corps Studio Honorable Marian Bergeson Paul Blank & Francois Leclair Laurie & Bart Brown David & Beverly Carmichael
Richard & Alison Stein* Thomas & Marilyn Sutton Jennifer Szabo* Shelley Thunen Sylvia C. Turner Marilyn & Angelo Vassos Emily Vogler & Daniel Flynn
ENCORE CIRCLE SUPPORTER $100 –$249
Anonymous Larry & Phyllis Agran Oscar R. Aguirre Corinne Akahoshi & Daniel Futterman Richard Alexander Debbie Aslanian Thomas & Linda Bacon Diane & Dennis Baker George & Linda Bauer Dr. Michael Bear Richard Belman Henry Bennett Jim & Judy Bergman Linda Berquist Jeannie Berryman Richard H. Bigelow Brad & Mary Anne Blaine Eric S. Blum Beth Bradley Ellen Breitman & Brien Amspoker Rosanna Brichta Howard & Dede Brink Susan Bryant Douglas T. Burch, Jr. Linda & Roland Bye H. C. Carpenter Stephen & Sheryl Caudana Terry Causey Maria Teresa Cerna Deanna Choi Dr. Stephen Choi Kate & Michael P. Clark William Cohen Carol Counter Frank Crance & Andrea Bouas Anahid Crecelius Madeleine & Alan Crivaro Mrs. Susan De La Parra Milena M. Dostanich* William & Kimberly Dotta Col. & Mrs. Alan Dugard James & Yuno Dunning
Concierge Podiatry Newport Beach Bobbi Cox Sophia & Larry Cripe Diane Diefenderfer & David Hanlon Roger du Plessis Gale Edelberg & Bob Butnik Henry & Janet Eggers David Emmes & Paula Tomei Cliff Faulkner & Shigeru Yaji Roberta Fox Mary & Andrew Franklin Sandra French Suzanne & Michael Fromkin Judith Gorski & Roderick Harron Rowell W. Greene Valerie & Michael Harris James & Carol Hollas Dr. Burton Karson Joanne & Dennis Keith Kari & Michael Kerr Carolyn & Willaim Klein Robert Labaree & Gillian Finley Don & Grace Laffoon Dr. Martin G. Langer
Dr. Gary Dylewski Dr. & Mrs. Robert T. Eagan David Falconer Bernard J. Fallon Nancy Field Graham & Kerry Fleming John Forsyte Elisabeth & Lester Fruth Mary Ann Gaido Steve Geary Diane & Jim Geocaris Conrad Giedt & Linda Clemens Richard Gillock Marcella Gilmore & Edward Muehl S. Glass Family Valerie Glass Ben & Sandie Goelman Michelle Grettenberg Sanjiv & Geeta Grover Nancy & Gary Guardabascio Patrick Guinet Erica Guzalo Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Hartman Hawran & Malm, LLC Chuck & Ginny Hayward June & Miles Herman Emory Hillman* Mitzi & Lee Holmes Jerry C. Huang Ilter Ibrahimof Robert Ingold Judy & Terry Jones Peg Jordan* Sukhee & Joanne Kang Judy Kaufman & George Farkas Mr. & Mrs. Van R. Kelsey IIl Patricia Kirkwood Jeff C. Kough Jeannine Kouns Dr. and Mrs. Solly Krom Christy Langer Dr. Martin G. Langer Edwina Lawrence Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lemburg Jeffrey Levy Daniel & Shu Lin Anne Llewellyn Junling Ma Robert D. & Pat MacDonald Vindo Malhotra Nina Martinez Mr. & Mrs. Duane Mauzey Sharon McNalley Tony & Barbara Mendoza
Gary Miller Patricia Misen Mildred Moe Hiroko & Yoshiharu Moriwaki Sayantani Mukherjee Ramya Harishankar & Harish Murthy Julie Nakata Mr. & Mrs. Keith Nelson Ivy Ngo Beth Nicholas Michael & Sylvia Nieto Mike Noggle Mike & Gail Olds James Olney & Laura O’Connor Christian & Darcie Olson Glenn Osborne William Owen Robert Patterson & Renee Boblette Ray & Montel Pentz Omar & Irene Perez Marianne Pick Mel & Alfreda Posin Edward & Betty Quilligan Elaine Ramsay Margaret C. Riggs Louise Ringwalt Thomas Roddel Nancy Lee Ruyter Mr. Martin Goldin Santangelo Judith M. Schmidt Louise Schwennesen Frances Segal & Michael Friedson Homayoun Shorooghi Dorothea Silavs Dorothy J. Solinger Paul Spas Beverly & Jim Spring Alexander Stimpson Alice Swan Johanna Tilley Barbara Kenady Tingley Gary & Peranza Topjon Torlic Family Michael Voronel Rebecca & Martin Ward Kim Waterson Diane Wick Carlos & Peggy Williams Charles & Marilyn Wright Ronald & Georgina Wu Michael & Yoshi Yamamoto* Majid & Sohaila Zarrinkelk Dr. Lowell & Ina Zeleznick
Phuong & Joseph S. Lewis III Nancy Locke Molly Lynch & Alan Andrews Kathryn Lynch & Robert McDonnell Jack Lyons Debra Maxwell Leo McDonnell Sharon McNalley Dale A. Merrill Ed Moen & Janek Schergen John & Marjorie Murray Carl & Pat Neisser Tom & Marilyn Nielsen Anne B. Nutt Mr. & Mrs. J. Matthew Osborne Marshall Parker John & Charlene Pasko James Penrod Robert Petel Jack & Jody Pike Janice & Richard Plastino Dolly A. Platt, PhD Susan Reeder Louise Ringwalt
William & Barbara Roberts The Robinson Foundation Michelle Rohé Andrew Rose David & Cynthia Runstrom Timothy Saunders Bruce & Jan Scherer Jack & Katharine Schoellerman Sally Anne & Don Sheridan Nick & Donna Shubin Richard & Ann Sim Jacqueline & David Smiley Smith-Walker Foundation John & Elizabeth Stahr Elizabeth R. Steele Barbara Stevens Liz Stillwell Jennifer Szabo Chris Thayer Gary & Karen Thorne Barbara Kenady Tingley Max & Peggy Weismair Mary Vensel White & T. Jason White William Gillespie Foundation
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Published on Sep 28, 2013
Published on Sep 28, 2013
Program notes for the October 5, 2013 performance of LEO. And the October 27th shows of the Salzburg Marionettes, performing Mozart's Magic...